The History of Maidstone.     By J Russell  Extract:   “In a report of the Parliamentary Commision appointed  Early in 1648 to ascertain the value of all beneficies within the Church of England, the following survey occurs:   True and perfect survey taken by Edward Boys and Samuel Chittenden, Esquires, Ralph Watte and George Northcote, Gents., the third day of April A.D. 1648, of the rectory of Maidstone and titheries of Detlinge and Loose, with all and singular their appurtenances, &c.   Imprimis, we find the said rectory and titheries to be in the possession of Nicholas Crispe, gent.  Item, we find that to the rectory of Maidstone there is neither house, barne, nor glebeland…. “.